There is a difference between Killing your character and Deleting your account
Nick: you don't need to delete your account to start again, just find someone willing to kill you (shouldn't be too difficult, spread a rumour you want to start a Sith Faction should do it :P) and in 3 weeks you can make a new character
Don't worry if you think you've made a mistake with your skills, join the club, there's plenty of us in it! You can play the game with out needing to worry too much about that, if you intend to recreate, it means you still want to play, so try it with the character you've got 1st, learn a bit before you die.
Yeah, you can ask some of the vets what are good skills to have, and learn the grasp of things in the game, like building, prospecting, production, then you can come back with good a good skillset and with experience. Then you can get a good job or something. Cause like the guy above me who i forgot his name said, we all make mistakes. I made my character for the army, but I forgot to get perception...but if you level up enough, you can increase skills you didn't/couldn't add.